Safe Cooking

One third of Pakistan’s population currently use wood as fuel, in particular nomad populations for whom this offers the cheapest and most readily available option.

However, cooking on wood fires can be dangerous as there is a high risk of injury, as well as long-term health effects from wood smoke such as eye and throat infections, headaches and a number of respiratory illnesses. After user resistance to adopting alternative fuel options, the designer produced a portable stove that consumes less wood, cooks faster, and includes a proper ventilation system. The product is safe and easy to use, and allows wood fire cooking to remain a central part of domestic life without posing a health risk to users.

University of Karachi

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